Thunderbolt docks

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rawraggi, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. rawraggi macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    Hey guys, silly question here, but I couldn't seem to find an answer for it(making the question look even sillier to me :rolleyes:)

    I was thinking about getting a rMBP in a few weeks and a Thunderbolt dock(something like this) to plug in a monitor and ethernet.

    Now, here comes the silly question, would this charge the rMBP over the thunderbolt cable, or would I still need a charger connected to the rMBP?
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    MacBooks can't charge via Thunderbolt, you'll still need a MagSafe connector.
  3. g4cube macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2003
    The "this" isn't shipping.

    Only the Belkin and Matrox docks are shipping at present.
  4. rawraggi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    Aye, I know, I'm planning ahead atm :p

    So I guess I won't need a dock since I'll only be connecting it to a single monitor(to begin with;))

    One other question, can I use mini-dp adapters with the thunderbolt ports or do I need specific thunderbolt adapters to convert to dp/hdmi/dvi ?
  5. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    Expensive to buy a T-bolt dock just for ethernet and a display.

    Get an Apple Gigabit T-bolt adapter for only a few dollars. You still then have T-Bolt port (+MDP) and HDMI spare for the display.

    The only difference between running your configuration on a dock and running it direct from the rMBP is one cable.
  6. rawraggi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    Yep, since it doesn't charge I'll simply run a magsafe cable+mdp cable neatly onto a stand (belkin/mstand) for easy plugin, and move my router closer and rely on wifi. :)

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